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Old 07-14-2015, 04:07 PM   #11
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Ok, am I missing something here. Did FR switch the mfg. supplier for the slide on the 24S to lippert?
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Old 07-14-2015, 06:06 PM   #12
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I disagree with the comment to always be on generator or shore power when opening slides. I have had several different RV models with slides and they have always opened fine with battery power. Previously had 2 5th wheels with no generator and they opened fine while camping in the wild.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:06 PM   #13
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I have never bothered having generator or shore power on to run slides. I do have twin group 27 batteries but had no problem on one group 24 before that. If your coach battery does get low your generator may not start either but my experience has been when my group 24 was dying I had to start the engine battery to start the generator because my slide would not operate when the vehicle engine is running but the generator did the job even with a totally destroyed coach battery.
As to the question about Lippert, they make the Schwintek slide system which is used on all the newer FR MB based motorhomes. I don't have any experience with older units.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:11 PM   #14
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We with older Solera "S" MHs have the Lippert Flush Floor slide (or something like that name) I believe. Didn't know FR had switched the "S" model to Schwintech before this thread.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:40 PM   #15
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I just did a little research, Lippert purchased Schwintek in 2010 but apparently had been selling their product before that. I am guessing it is all Schwintek back to about 2009 was the earliest reference I saw. See link:
Lippert Completes Acquisition of Schwintek Inc. | RV Business
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:49 PM   #16
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We with older Solera "S" MHs have the Lippert Flush Floor slide (or something like that name) I believe. Didn't know FR had switched the "S" model to Schwintech before this thread.
Thanks. I did have my names mixed up. Lippert on the "S" model.

For the record, your slide on the "S" model, should deploy and retract under battery power only. Yes it does labor some getting over the "hump" portion of the retraction, but if it doesn't operate like that under battery power only, your S slide has issues. Not sure if your average RV dealer can help either, as by reading some of these posts. What do other S owners think.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:11 PM   #17
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I have run my slide on battery power only on several occasions, I prefer to operated on shore power when hooked up but not necessary at all times. I actually had a situation this year at a camp ground where the power went out over the entire park had to use the batteries to break camp, interesting event.
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:00 AM   #18
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My slide goes fairly smoothly back and forth with just one little spot where the motors change pitch for just a nanosecond. Make sure you level before you put out your slide and run it all the way out and in when you slide it. Do not stop in the middle as it can cause the motors to run out of sync and bind things up. Again, tons of information on th ewebsite on how to fix these sorts of problems. If yours is requiring a push or dragging in a spot I would get to my dealer and let them look it over, especially if it is still under warranty. There must be something wrong with the installation of the slide or lubrication or something.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:51 AM   #19
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If your talking about the Lippert slide on the S model as this thread addresses, it is gear driven and partial deployment is fine. As a common practise, partial deployment at say a rest stop, allows easier movement within the coach to prepare lunch etc. You just need to be aware of the percentage of deployment, so you keep the load balanced during this type of use.

It is important to understand the mechanism on this type of slide, and further, since it is gear driven, it cannot get out of sync, if lubricated and operated within design perameters. Just sayin'
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:47 AM   #20
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slides

don't know "Still kicking" you could ask Tarvidson
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